Principal's Message

Dear JFK Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to John F. Kennedy Junior High School, home of the Knights.  My name is Cristy Goins and I am proud to serve as your Principal for the 2023-2024 school year. For the past 9 years I have served as the Learning Director for JFK, and I am looking forward to serving you this year as principal. Our vision at JFK is to provide a superior education to our students while making their time here memorable. We want all our students to know that they are part of our Knight’s family.   

We have a dedicated staff that puts our students at the forefront of decision making. We take the safety and welfare of our students seriously and we take pride in the culture that we have created. We strive to reduce any barriers that may prevent our students from reaching their full potential. We have a wealth of resources, so please reach out if you or your child needs support.

As parents you play a key role in your child’s success. Staying involved is the best way to ensure your child has a great year. We have lots of parent involvement activities planned so I am sure you will find several ways to stay connected. Please take a minute to ensure that you have access to both Parent Vue and Parent Square. Parent Vue will allow you to keep track of your child’s grades and Parent Square will ensure you receive all our notifications. It is our goal to keep you informed about what is happening at our school.

I look forward to a great school year and serving our JFK families.


Thank you,

Cristy Goins

JFK Principal

Notification of Asbestos Management Plans

Notification of Asbestos Management Plans

The Hanford Elementary School District under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AH ERA) is required to develop and implement a management plan for dealing with the presence of asbestos-containing materials in our schools. This plan is available for your inspection in the school office.  A copy of all school plans is also available in the District Office located at 714 N. White Street.

Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
Thank you for your support!

Report Card Resource

Report cards are delivered to parents once each trimester during the school year.  For Trimester 1, report cards are provided to parents at parent/teacher conferences on November 21 or 22. For the second and third trimesters, report cards are mailed home on March 14 and June 3.

JFK Junior High publishes a resource document for parents that provides a clear explanation of the grades students receive and the proficiency levels that students are expected to achieve.

Click here for the Parent Report Card Resource

Information for Parents & Students


  • Every student needs to come prepared for school with a backpack, a three-ring binder, paper, and pencils
  • Every student is expected to follow the dress and grooming guidelines every day. Hair that is not a natural color will not be allowed. For example, blue, unnatural red, green, purple, pink, etc.
  • Also, earrings may only be worn in the ears. All other piercings will not be allowed at school. This includes; tongue, eye brow, lip, cheek, nose, etc.
  • John F. Kennedy is a closed campus. Students may not leave the campus at any time without permission.
Exceptional Citizenship Reward Trip

At the end of the year we will reward our John F. Kennedy Exceptional Citizens with a trip.  Students participating in this trip will need to provide spending money.  All transportation and the costs of admission will be covered by the school.  The following criteria must be met in order to be deemed an exceptional citizen and therefore be eligible to participate in the trip:

  • 1 or less level A citations
  • No level B or C citations
  • 10 or less combined days tardy, truant, or absent, (absences cleared with a doctor’s note within 5 school days of the student’s return to school from that absence will not count against this trip)
  • Never been placed on the ineligibility list for the current school year
  • 1st day of attendance at John F. Kennedy must be before January.